Cleveland, OH (May 18, 2022) – A local man was killed after being hit by a motor vehicle in Cleveland on Monday afternoon, May 16. The deadly pedestrian crash was reported on Interstate 90 near Martin Luther King Drive at around 1:30 p.m.
The victim was walking across the highway to retrieve a wheel that had fallen off his vehicle when he was struck by a 2006 Hyundai Azera driven by a 62-year-old man. The pedestrian suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The deceased victim was identified as Larry V. Burkett-Uher. The driver was transported to EMS to MetroHealth for the treatment of sustained injuries. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the collision is underway.
An ongoing crash investigation is in progress.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Larry Burkett-Uher at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Crashes in Ohio
According to the most recent statistics from the Ohio Traffic Crash Facts Book, 145 pedestrians were killed in car accidents on Ohio’s roadways in 2017. Pedestrian collisions accounted for less than half of one percent of all road crashes in Ohio last year, but they were responsible for around 12.3% of all road fatalities. These figures show how vulnerable pedestrians are in Ohio vehicle accidents.
For family members, dealing with the abrupt loss of a loved one is painful. As you struggle to grasp what has occurred, your life grinds to a full standstill. It might be much more difficult to manage the death of a family member due to the carelessness of another individual. A wrongful death lawsuit includes the surviving relatives of a dead individual filing a claim for injuries and seeking compensation for losses caused by the untimely death.
If you suspect that another person’s carelessness caused your loved one’s death, you should speak with a competent attorney. Throughout the legal procedure, Joseph Law Group will ensure that your rights are respected. We can help you build a compelling case because of our years of expertise. A lawyer may assist persons who have been affected by a fatal accident in recovering just compensation from the accountable party.
If you have lost a loved one in a fatal vehicle accident, call a Cleveland wrongful death lawyer now at 216-522-1600. We aim to make sure that you are made whole again after a tragic accident.
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Disclaimer: Our team of attorneys at Joseph Law Group has been helping injured victims and their families throughout the state of Ohio for decades. We hope that these posts will be a reminder to our community members to use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle to avoid and prevent being involved in a serious accident that results in injury. This is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene.